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Free Casino Money, is it genuine?

    • darkpenance0
      darkpenance0
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.10.2010 Posts: 162
      I signed up with an online casino site called 'Casino Action', I dont even remember doing it tbh but apparently I did. Well they have sent me through a bonus of £1,250 to use within 30 days, the deal is I get to keep anything I win over £1,250 after an hour of playing.

      If its genuine I can't see a downside, if I lose I havent lost anything and I could potentially win decent playing blackjack or video poker.

      I'm reluctant to put my card details onto something shady however.

      Has anyone done this or something like it before?
  • 10 replies
    • gadget51
      gadget51
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi darkpenence0,

      I can't comment on this particular instance, but in my experience my opinion is this; if I am offered something that appears to be too good to be true, it most probably is. X(

      Mal.
    • MichaelGotAA
      MichaelGotAA
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.03.2010 Posts: 90
      You wouldn't have signed up to it. I have had a few offers like this myself. They are just trying to real you in. I never accepted any myself, mainly as I'd hear the scammy way they work.

      I read something similar on a similar site I belong to & basically it was a scam. The money they give you is a bonus & any money you can win is a bonus & in the end the guy actually could only claim part of it ($100) & he had to play alot of casino games to clear it. I wish I could remember the exact details. It was complicated & easily confused everyone & took a few people to explain how it worked. It seemed simple but wasn't. I'll see if I can find it, but this sounds exactly the same con to me.
    • darkpenance0
      darkpenance0
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.10.2010 Posts: 162
      Alright thanks for the warning, I'll stay clear of it. It just looked really tempting :s_cool:
    • Mantelo
      Mantelo
      Gold
      Joined: 12.05.2009 Posts: 698
      Once I was offered free money at Ipoker (I believe it was smth like 100$). I spew it up, of course :f_p: Later when I was grinding with my own money & wanted to cashout, I met some troubles. I wasn't allowed to take off those 100$ from my whole sum. That was my last day at Ipoker :f_cry:
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Yeah,

      Very often it will be -

      - money you "keep" will be subject to extremely stringent playthrough requirements.

      - money you "keep" will only be claimable after you deposit an equivalent sum in the form of a 100% deposit bonus

      - money you keep will be limited to a certain amount, usually in the T+C somewhere. Probably $50 or $100. Just to ensure you don't hit the mega-jackpot on any of their slot games.

      - money you "keep" will be non-withdrawable until you deposit some of your own money, which will then subject your account to further playthrough requirements.

      I have taken 10 or more free casino bonuses, and only once in my lifehave I ever managed to cash anything out. Withdrawal took over 2 months and I made 70 bucks.
    • Craggoo
      Craggoo
      Basic
      Joined: 04.06.2013 Posts: 9
      There's no such thing as free money
    • reggie123
      reggie123
      Silver
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 342
      Look at all the free money! And this is just in few days..
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      ^^Looks like my emails.
      Tilts me filtering through the BS.

      I agree with it's prob -EV in time spent on these things, usually to good to be true.
      I really like the ones where they offer you $1,000,000,000 because a distant relative in Indian past away :/
    • gadget51
      gadget51
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Wow, didn't know you had Indian relatives, you are so full of surprises! :f_eek:

      My stock answer to these is; 'If it sounds or appears too good to be true, it probably is.' :pokerface:
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      Originally posted by gadget51
      Wow, didn't know you had Indian relatives, you are so full of surprises! :f_eek:

      My stock answer to these is; 'If it sounds or appears too good to be true, it probably is.' :pokerface:
      Either did I :/